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  • Hello,

    The same happened to a website I’m working on. The admin username which was “guru” was changed to “gawadooo”. I had installed WordPress 3 days back.

    The install was a new one. No customization had been done to the code. Only two plugins were installed

    i)ThemeFuse Maintenance Mode and
    ii) BulletProof Security

    The username has been changed and I know this for sure. I have the confirmation mail which was sent when the WordPress was setup and now the mail when I clicked on “lost password”. The username is different one in both the emails. I’m perplexed and curious to know what is happening with the site.

    @jaspn how did you fix the issue. Since it has been 2 weeks since you reported it is the website in question working now or were there more instances of the admin username being changed.

    I’m going to clean the server and do a fresh install.

    Will update if there are more issues.

    Same thing is occuring for me as well. I installed WordPRess 3 few days back but it has been working fine since then.

    I checked the database and it has the same username and password I am trying to use.

    I checked another account and it will not logon

    I tried to register am I am unable to logon as well.

    I reset the server and still have the same results using all browsers

    Any suggestions?

    I fixed the issue by using the username ‘admin’ and resetting the password. I just use the ‘admin’ username now – as ‘jason’ has seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth.

    I have another theory. I develop all my websites locally on localhost to begin with. When it’s ready for client viewing, I migrate it online. I think there’s a username conflict happening with what you had setup on localhost, to what you have on the new live server. Just a theory.

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